The intelligent analysis and computation of cinematic elements including placement of virtual cameras, transitions between shots and lighting, shows great promise to extend the communicative power of the film arts into the artificial environments of games and virtual worlds. When paired with emerging depth-sensing cameras and computer vision algorithms, intelligent cinematography algorithms increasingly find applications in real-world cinematography as well.

These intelligent cinematic systems can play a role not just for entertainment, but also for training, education, health-care communication, simulation, visualization and many other contexts. The automatic creation of viewpoints, motions and cuts in these environments holds the potential to produce video sequences appropriate for the wide range of applications and tailored to specific spatial, temporal, communicative, user and application contexts.
This workshop intends to bring together leading researchers from fields including 3D graphics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, visualization, interactive narrative, cognitive and perceptual psychology, computational linguistics, computational aesthetics, visual effects and others related to aspects of automatic camera control and film editing.

This workshop is associated for the first time with Eurographics, and this is an opportunity to strengthen the connection between intelligent cinematography and computer graphics on topics that include interactive and automated camera control, visualization, visibility computation, and visual storytelling.

Format and Outcomes

This one-day workshop will include a keynote session and two oral sessions, with possibilities for poster presentations and breakout sessions addressing targeted sub-areas.

Starting from the 3rd edition in 2014, we have widened the scope away from game-oriented applied research and towards fundamental research in computer graphics and artificial intelligence working towards the goal of intelligent camera control, cinematography and editing.

The new format for the workshop stimulates collaboration among researchers in various disciplines by giving them a venue to meet and discuss topics related to camera control and computational cinematography. Many joint challenges are naturally shared throughout different application domains such as estimating the visibility of target objects, computing coherent camera paths, efficiently assessing visual properties, or learning from real data.

The workshop will serve as a place to share recent advances on these challenges, explore crossbreeding of techniques and overall strengthen our growing research community. We expect proceedings of this workshop to serve as a coherent volume on computational cinematography that will bring together work that is spread across these disparate fields.

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